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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Apr 14, 2013
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Description 

Smaller Cliffs for bouldering and many free standing boulders. Lots of super steep faces, several harrowing highball boulders, and many medium and lowball rigs.


Bullet southern sandstone, unique climbs, the steepest faces (several huge roofs and tons of overhung faces), and skin friendly ultra grippy texture.

The approach is short and easy.

Crimper's Climbing Gym and River Rock Climbing, this place is for you!

Getting There 

Once at the top of the mountain, use the AT parking. Head north (towards Jenkins Shelter) on the AT and walk for maybe a mile to reach the furthest bouldering area (Capstone Area, Capstone Boulder). All the way along the trail for the first mile are TONS of boulders. As I, or YOU, develop these and get a better handle on the area, this page will be updated more.

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Weather station 1.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For North Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Sarene Cullen on Green Thumb

Green Thumb V4 6B  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Burkes Garden Roof
Toward the right side of the roof, go deep under the steepness to find the low, long, right facing, deep jug rail/crack. follow the ascending ramp to the next jug, and follow the features and shelf to the right to top out over the lower lip with use of whatever holds you can manage. Top out near the close tree, and grab the tree to help with the top out if you like (its there and should not be damaged, so use it if you like)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: It's hard to get a sense of scale, but this is act...
It's hard to get a sense of scale, but this is act...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the highball
Another view of the highball
Rock Climbing Photo: Visible from the AT. South of trail, faces northwe...
Visible from the AT. South of trail, faces northwe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Visible from the trail, easiest to see when hiking...
Visible from the trail, easiest to see when hiking...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kent Phillips on the FA top out of "Zen Garde...
Kent Phillips on the FA top out of "Zen Garde...
Rock Climbing Photo: Close up
Close up
Rock Climbing Photo: Northwest of AT, faces northwest, along the first ...
Northwest of AT, faces northwest, along the first ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A closer shot
A closer shot
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of this nice looking rock
Another shot of this nice looking rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Northwest of the AT, faces northwest (not visible ...
Northwest of the AT, faces northwest (not visible ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't know if this has a name but it is a gorgeous...
Don't know if this has a name but it is a gorgeous...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sarene Cullen on "Unsinkable"
Sarene Cullen on "Unsinkable"
Rock Climbing Photo: Sarene Cullen on Green Thumb
Sarene Cullen on Green Thumb
Rock Climbing Photo: The "steps" are to the right. Please let...
The "steps" are to the right. Please let...
Rock Climbing Photo: This boulder probably has a name and problems, but...
This boulder probably has a name and problems, but...
Rock Climbing Photo: If you break left at the "steps" off the...
If you break left at the "steps" off the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Entelechy&q...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Entelechy&q...

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